Knockanure Notes — 5th January, 2014

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.
 The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 13th January 2014. Mass at 12 pm followed by meal at 1.00 pm. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome. If attending its important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome

RECOVERY HAVEN will host a talk by Christy Kenneally “From Heartbreak to Hope: Coping with Cancer, Illness and Loss” at The Ballygarry House Hotel on 8th January at 8pm Admission is free and all are welcome.

TALK; Mary Kenny will give a talk at the Gleneagle Hotel on Jan. 8th at 8pm, the Diocese is hosting the event.

WRITERS’ Week closing date for receipt of novels 1st Feb. 2014, all other entries close 1st March 2014.

ENTERPRISE START PROGRAMME: Applications are now being sought for the Enterprise Start Programme which will begin in the newly opened Red Door Business Incubation Centre in Newcastle West in early 2014.  funded in part by West Limerick Resources. See: or call the centre on 069 77751.

TOASTMASTERS: Wednesday, January 15 at the Desmond Complex from 8.30pm – 10.30pm. This will start off the new season and people thinking of joining are made especially welcome on that night. For further information contact Donnacha on 086 8494505.

DANCE; Clounmacon GAA dance will be held at the Arms Hotel on 31st Jan. 2014.

DEAFHEAR.IE will hold an Information session on Hearing loss on Friday January 10th at Enable Ireland, Edward Street, Tralee, >From 10.30am to 12.30pm. Phone  0872723862 for an appointment.

JOBS; Our people who had to emigrate to find work will be disappointed at job prospects at home after reading the front page of the Kerryman last week.

PANTO: Listowel Panto Group will stage Aladdin at Tintean Theatre Ballybunion on 11th January. The cast include, Danny Russell, Gearoid O’Connor, Tina Enright, Aideen O’Conor, Aoife Enright, Catriona Fitzmaurice, Lucinda Hamilton, Eilis Walsh, Ria Browne, Yvonne Fagan and Maurice O’Sullivan.  Also featuring students from Theatrix Stage School and members of Listowel Folk Group and Church Choir.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 8th, Katie O’Connor, Steven Sharpe & Tara Stacey. A night of  original music.  Thurs 16th, Rue Du Canal
Featuring legendary French accordionist, Serge Desaunay, Ray Barron – mandolin/mandola, Kieran Fahy – fiddle and Gaspard Vanardois – guitar/oud.  The programme will feature many musical styles including French folk music and tango.

WEDDING: Charlotte Fitzgerald and Eddie Quinn, both of Moyvane were married in Moyvane Church by Fr Lucid on 31st December 2013. Best man was Gerard Quinn, groomsmen Michael Quinn, Ronnie Martin and Andrew Sheehy.  Bridesmaids, Saorcha Fitzgerald, Sharon Martin, Karina Sweeney and Breda Dore. The Bride is daughter of Breda and the late Liam Fitzgerald and the grooms parents are Michael and Noreen Quinn.

Karen Carmody of Moyvane and Victor Morkan of Listowel were married in Listowel Church by Fr O Connor on 31st December 2013. Best man was Patrick Guerin and groomsman was Paul Morkan. Bridesmaids Marguerita Nolan and Lisa Moloney. The bride is daughter of D J and Ester Carmody and Noel and Margie Morkan are the grooms parents.

DEATH has taken place of Margaret Beardsley (nee Stackpool)
Requiem Mass for Margaret Beardsley was celebrated in Moyvane Church on January 1st 2014, Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH took place on Christmas Day 2013 of  Mary Moriarty
Ballygoughlin, Glin, Limerick and of Coolard, Ballydonoghue, Lisselton. Survived by sisters Bridie Moloney who lives in Moyvane and  Eileen, nephews James and Thomas, niece-in-law Mary, Requiem mass for Mary Moriarty was celebrated in Ballydonoghue Church on Saturday the 28th of December 2013, followed by burial in Gale Cemetery on the Ballybunion Road. Mary was predeceased by her sister Peggy in December 2010.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Dore, Michael Buckley, Dan Shine, Con McCarthy, Kit Leach, Tom Francis, Eddie Holly, Michael McMahon, Nora Flynn, Sr. Joan Harnett, Mick Barrett, Nellie Kelly, James Joy, Maureen Harnett, Fr. Dan Daly, Fr. Denis J Moloney, Kathleen O Brien, Ned Moore, Bishop Michael McAuliffe, Ned Gould, Jim Kennelly, Michelle Foley, Paddy Mannix, Fr Tom O Sullivan, John Gregg, Sheila Broderick, Sheila Walsh, Jennifer Musa, Mass on Fri. 10th at 7.30pm for John Gregg & the deceased members of the Gregg & Hanrahan Families. Mass on Sat. 11th at 7.30pm for Ned Moore. Mass on

Sun. 12th at 10.00am for Michelle Foley & Michael Keane.
Mass on Tues. 14th at 7.30pm for  Mary & Patrick Keane & John P., Ellen & Eileen O’Connor.
MOMTHS MIND Fri. 10th Jan. at 7.30pm  for Betty Newman nee Mc Elligott (Fr. T. Mc Mahon).

PASTORAL Council meets in the Presbytery on 14th Jan. at 9pm.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

READERS:  Vigil, Elaine Hudson, 11.00am Philip Kiely & Colin Enright; Knockanure, 10.00am Patricia & Andrew Rogan

THANKS:  Margaret Sacristan Corpus Christi Church Knockanure would like to express her sincere gratitude to all who were so generous and kind to her during 2013.

FATIMA 2014 Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage 8th – 15th May 2014. Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring, Ballybunion. Enquires to  021-4277700 or Maureen Harty 066-7131328.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Sat. 25th January 10.30 am – 5.00pm Day of Reflection with Brendan Comiskey SS.CC – “To be baptized is to be called by God into a special place …”. Booking 066-7134276 email: [email protected]

MAGAZINE: Knocknagoshel Then and Now, the 30th Edition is now available.
It contains 83 pages of stories, history and pictures. Among the articles are, My first bicycle by Kathleen McElligott, the late Rory O Connor who died in 2013 is recalled, Loughfuder School Reunion recalled, Memories of Timmy O Connell who served in Korea, Jack McElligott helps Kerry to fourth All-Ireland. A great many snippets taken from GAA newspaper reports are also included. Other items including the oldest people, Knocknagoshel Creamery, Dance Halls, Last pony and Trap Priest, Fianna Fail Officers 1954, Threatened Eviction 1888, Geaneys The Strong Men, Deaths 1963 and 2012. Selection of pictures from Loughfudar School Reunion 2013 also among dozens of photos taken over the past 100 years in the locality.

DEATH OF THE REV. R. CARR. Born Ahalahana 1853
Taken from 1 June 1895 Freeman’s Journal,
The Rev. R. Carr, who died at Chiltern, Diocese of Sandhurst, last week, was a native of the County of Kerry, and was born near Listowel. He was educated at All Hallows Missionary College, Drumcondra, Dublin, and shortly after his ordination came to Australia. His first field of labour was in the Diocese of Goulburn, where he was for a considerable time inspector of Catholic schools. Subsequently (says the Melbourne Advocate) he became attached to the Diocese of Bendigo, and was appointed by the Bishop to the pastoral charge of the important parish of Nagambie, where he laboured with the energy and zeal of a devoted missionary until two years ago, when he was appointed to Chiltern. For a considerable time he had been in delicate health. Brief as was his residence in Chiltern, he was much esteemed by all classes of the community for his broad-minded charity, his tolerant views, and, above all, for his genuine and unassuming piety. At the time of his death Fr. Carr was about 45 years of age. He was a brother of Dr. Carr, physician, at present residing in the Western district, but formerly of South Melbourne, and was a nephew of an Irish priest who was rather famous in his day for his good works and patriotism, the Rev. Richard Walsh, who was twenty-seven years parish priest of Thomond-gate, Limerick, and afterwards P.P. of Rathkeale, in the same diocese,

POPE Francis Message for World Day of Peace 2014 is here: It focuses on fraternity as the foundation and pathway to Peace. Fraternity – sibling or brotherly love:  “needs to be discovered, loved, experienced, proclaimed and witnessed to. But only love, bestowed as a gift from God, enables us to accept and fully experience fraternity.

THOUGHT: It is an awesome, challenging thought. The Lord comes to us in our friends. What we do and are to them is an expression of what we are to Him.
Lloyd Ogilvie

Sharon Shannon Midnight December 2013

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